Evan Fraser

Director, Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph

Evan Fraser, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arrell Food Institute and a professor of Geography at the University of Guelph. Evan works to bring large and diverse teams together in order to develop strategies that balance our need to produce and distribute accessible, healthy and nutritious food while stewarding the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.

Evan is a passionate communicator and researcher, having written over 50 op-eds, two popular non-fiction books about food and food security, co-authored on over 100 academic papers and book chapters, and mentored around 50 graduate students. He is one of Canada’s most cited social scientists working on food and sustainability and between 2010-2020 was a Canada Research Chair. Evan co-chairs the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council and his web video series on “Feeding Nine Billion” has been watched more than 500,000 times in classrooms around the world.